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Data, Data, Data: Longitudinal Importance of Assessing Student Energy Behaviors

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

UMass Dartmouth has partnered with NORESCO for eight years on a behavior change program called Energy Conservation Through Behavior Change® as a part of a larger energy savings project. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Utilizing STARS for Shared Language and Data-Focused Collaboration: A Replicable Model

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

In order to make progress campuses must be able to benchmark themselves and utilize that data to make informed decisions. This becomes exponentially important when campuses across a university system ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Shorter showers? There's an App for that!

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

Over the past 6 years, UMass Dartmouth has been tracking student's shower times. This has ranged from self-reported times, to specifically supported timed studies to now the development of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Building a comprehensive framework for sustainable education using case studies

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a comprehensive theory for sustainable education.

Design/methodology/approach: The authors have used a multiple case studies approach.

Findings: The authors ...


Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Tracking student shower usage in real-time

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Self-reported shower durations suffer from memory inconsistency and timing accuracy as humans generally have great difficulty telling time internally. Our pre- and post-program self-report surveys also introduce errors due to ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Engaging Residential Students in Energy Saving via Behavior Change

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

This case study will feature results at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which began its partnership with the Energy Service Company NORESCO in 2011. While many Energy Service Contracts only ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sparking Resilience in Your Region

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

What does it take to affect sustainable adaptations beyond the walls of your university to extend into your regional communities? UMass Dartmouth is inspiring waves of resilience and solution-seeking that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Exploring the Living Classroom to Deepen Campus and Community Sustainability Stewardship

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

When it comes to teaching sustainability, the world is a "Living Classroom." Natural and manmade features readily inspire and challenge us to investigate the lessons they embody for environmental protection ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Role and Responsibility of Higher Education in "The Great Turning"

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

In the face of Peak Oil and Climate Change, many communities are initiating systemic change, some of them using Transition Town or Eco-Community models. Others are just beginning to awaken ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Triple Bottom Line Reporting

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Triple Bottom Line Reporting focuses on transparent disclosure of the organization’s triple bottom line: economic, environmental and social aspects, also known as the three pillars of sustainability. While not ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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New England Marine Renewable Energy Center

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

The New England MREC is an organization comprised of academia, government agencies, industry, municipalities, public interest groups and concerned individuals. MREC’s focus is to foster the development of ocean ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

This 12-credit certificate is offered through the Department of Public Policy in the School of Education. The certificate offers an excellent opportunity to achieve advanced knowledge and professional certification in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

The undergraduate Sustainability Studies Minor is a multidisciplinary approach in which students gain an understanding of the theory and practice of sustainability. This program looks to discover and examine humanity ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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600 kW Wind Turbine

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

UMass Dartmouth broke ground on its wind turbine project, marking the latest milestone in its campus-wide effort to reduce annual energy costs by $3 million, shrink annual carbon emissions by ...

  • Posted Aug. 8, 2012
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269 kW Rooftop Arrays (5 Buildings)

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • Ostrow Electrical Company (MA)

Photovoltaic solar systems at UMass Dartmouth were installed on five buildings: Evergreen, Hickory, Ivy and Willow residence halls, and the Tripp Athletic Center. Construction for the majority of these projects ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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